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September 5, 2017 Issue of Tuesday’s Child Newsletter

September 10
Blessing of Teachers and Students for New School Year 

During the month of September, we will be collecting donations to send to areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey. You may give your gift at church, send to or deliver to the office. You may also donate through Episcopal Relief. Mark your check “HARVEY”

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Grace Church 
Intercessory Prayers

Please Include In Your Daily Prayers This Week
Members of the Parish Family: Ted Cobden, Linda White, John Breasted, Ken Frye, Edna Leavenworth, George Raymond, Doreen Hutchinson, Ed Hutchinson and Valerie Smith
Others we love: Jay King, John Belizzi,Carole Chapple, Christy Yeo, Kathy O’Brien, Cooper O’Brien, Rosalind Haywood, Petty Officer Ronald Turner, son of Barbara and John Turner, Colonel John Tryon, nephew of Anne Andrews and all who serve our country.
In thanksgiving for: the birth of Mark Thomas, son of Stacey Thomas, brother of Claire and grandson of Linda White, born Tuesday, July 18 and the birth of Viviana Day Hutchison, daughter of Chelsea and Chris Hutchison, sister of Koa, and granddaughter of Kathy and Rob Clausen, born on Friday, July 21.
Those who have died: Judith Croce
Those on the Grace Church Cycle of Prayer this week: Pennie Curry and Marcia Doelman
Our world: For those vulnerable to the changing winds of politics, warfare, natural disasters, and human retribution.
The many ministries of our local community and the Diocese of Western Massachusetts: especially for our partners at St. Paul’s, Stockbridge and the Rev. Sam Smith; Christ Trinity, Sheffield and the Rev. Erik Karas; and our Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Douglas J. Fisher; the Mampong Babies’ Home in Ghana; Trinity, Shelburne Falls – The Rev. Marguerite Sheehan
The Church’s wider mission: The Commission for Social Justice , Co-chairs Ms. Lee Cheek and the Rev. Dr. Harvey Hill
And we offer thanks: For guests who are with us this morning; for all those celebrating a Birthday this week and for those celebrating an Anniversary this week.

September 10 and 17  
Episcopal 101 
 12:00 to 1:30 PM
Grace Church Office, 67 State Road, Great Barrington
Episcopal 101Sunday, September 10 and 17. Would you like to learn more about the Episcopal Church and what it means to be an Episcopalian? Would you like to learn more about the foundation of the liturgy we use when we worship? Would you like to talk about why the Episcopal Church is both spiritual and religious? Please join us for two Sundays following worship, September 10 and 17. There will be party favors!

September 24
Brooke Mead,
Executive Director of the Berkshire Immigrant Center to preach and teach.

Sunday Liturgy on your iPad or tablet!
Swap your worship bulletin for the liturgy on your iPads or tablets?
Using a tablet allows you to adjust the size and contrast of the print.
It also can help us be more responsible by saving paper.
If you would like to receive the emailed worship bulletin that goes out on Friday by noon, please email Janet or Maria at graceberkshiresma@gmail.com.

John Breasted is at Fairview Commons and would enjoy having visitors. You can call at (413) 528-4560.

Fairview Commons
151 Christian Hill Rd, Great Barrington

September 10
Welcome Table
Deborah Holmes, Sue Gore, Doreen Hutchinson
Kathy Clausen
Tom Doyle
John Cheek
Kathy Clausen, Dutch Pinkston
Healing Team
Virginia Vogel-Polizzi, Elizabeth Holland
Altar Guild
Lynn Walker, Ed Hutchinson
Coffee Hour
Hutchinson, Fishell
Deborah Holmes, Tom Doyle


Every Sunday!
A Gratitude Moment
The priest invites the congregation to take a few moments to think of one thing during the past week for which they are grateful.
After some time the priest invites anyone to share their gratitude with the congregation by coming to the microphone.

Are You A Choral Singer?
Contact Lee Cheek or anyone in the choir.
Why Join the Choir?
It’s good for your health
Studies have shown how choir can improve your health – it’s fantastic brain food. Brain game exercises are all over the place with the Nintedo 3DS or sudoku. Well why not start keeping your mind healthy by making music?
Here are a few things you’ll see improve with choir
  • Multi-tasking  – you’ve got to watch the conductor, keep an eye on the music and know when to come in
  • Memory – you’ve got to sing by heart sometimes
  • Focus – concentrating for an hour on a performance
  • Math – Yes, you’ve got to count!

Contact Chris Clark, Music Director, or Lee Cheek, chorister

Birthdays and Anniversaries Celebrated on Sundays
Following the announcements we invite up all celebrating birthdays and anniversaries so we can share in your accomplishment and joy.

Centering Prayer Gathering

5:30 to 6:30 pm
Grace Church Office and Chapel
67 State Rd.,
Great Barrington


Please put your loose change in the jar that will be at the Welcome Table. This money that is insignificant in our day-to- day life is life-giving for these babies and those who care for them.
It costs about $1500 a year to support a baby and the Diocese’s goal is for one congregation to support one child for those years.  
September 5, 2017

Gideon’s Garden News
The Butterfly House

Monarch caterpillar
Youth Supervisor counting butterflies.

9am to 2pam
Monday through Friday
“Chase Your Dreams” by Harley J.
Come visit our Butterfly House at our Gideon’s Garden at Taft Farms, corner of Division St. and Rt. 183, Great Barrington. Ask at Taft Farms for a tour and learn about the 4 stages in the life cycle of butterflies and visit the house with one of our trained youth.

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 18: 15-20
Jesus said, “If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you have regained that one. But if you are not listened to, take one or two others along with you, so that every word may be confirmed by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If the member refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if the offender refuses to listen even to the church, let such a one be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.”

Thank you to our hard working volunteers:
Mimi and Richard Alford
Sally Brooke

 Kathy Clausen
John Cheek

Sue and Rick Gore

Doug Happ

Debbie Holmes
Margaret Layton

Don Peet

George Raymond
Food Pantry Item
for the Lee Pantry
 September 10
Canned Meat or Fish 
Although we have an  “Item of the Week”
any appropriate food items are always appreciated.

All creatures of our God and King
Lift up your voice and with us sing
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Thou burning sun with golden beam
Thou silver moon with softer gleam
O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Thou rushing wind that art so strong
Ye clouds that sail in heav’n along
O praise Him! Alleluia!
Thou rising moon, in praise rejoice
Ye lights of evening, find a voice
O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Hymn for Sunday, September 10

All Creatures of Our God and King
All Creatures of Our God and King

And all ye men of tender heart
Forgiving others, take your part
O praise Him! Alleluia!
Ye who long pain and sorrow bear
Praise God and on Him cast your care
O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Let all things their Creator bless
And worship Him in humbleness
O praise Him! Alleluia
Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son
And praise the Spirit, Three in One
O praise Him! O praise Him!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Grace Church Book Club

Contact: Sey Zimmerman for details

September 13
Appetizers & Dessert only:
Appetizers, wine, soft drinks, dessert, decaf and tea.

Behind the Beautiful Forevers:

Life Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
by Katherine Boo

Host and/or Venue    Peet

Discussion Leader        Sey Zimmermann
  • For all gatherings: Participants are encouraged to make offerings of appetizers, wine and dessert in consultation with the Host. The Host is responsible for soft drinks, decaf and tea.
  • Discussion begins at 7:45 pm regardless of whether it’s a Dinner gathering or an A&E gathering.
  • Meeting is over promptly at 9:00 pm
  • Participants should call the Host if they plan to attend but have not signed up at Grace Church.
  • If you are a “regular” and are not planning to attend, please let the Host know.

Third Sunday Supper
Sunday, September 17  
6:00 PM


Once a month we gather for good food and great conversation in one of our local restaurants. If you have come before, you know you are in for an evening of laughter and blessings. If you have not attended yet, please consider joining us. Let George Raymond know to expect you so space is made for all graymond747@gmail.com or 413-854-1222

Bicentennial Luncheon
October 15, 2017
You are invited to join our Presiding Bishop and Primate, the Most Reverend Michael B. Curry, as we celebrate 200 years of Episcopal presence in greater Springfield. Since 1817, a community of faith has pursued Jesus’ mission of mercy, compassion and hope. We have named this community Christ Church Cathedral.
When: Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Where: The Tower Square Hotel Springfield
2 Boland Way, Springfield, MA 01103
Cost: $39 per person

*Space is limited; registration will close at 200 guests.
Presiding Bishop and Primate The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry was elected by the 78th General Convention in 2015. Formerly Bishop of North Carolina, Curry is the twenty-seventh presiding bishop and the first African American to hold this office in the Episcopal Church.

“Being a Christian is not essentially about joining a church or being a nice person, but about following in the footsteps of Jesus, taking his teachings seriously, letting his Spirit take the lead in our lives, and in so doing helping to change the world from our nightmare into God’s dream.”-Michael Curry, Crazy Christians: A Call to Follow Jesus

Immigration Help and Advice  *  Don’t miss this opportunity!
Receive advice from an attorney for all your legal questions.
Would you like to receive advice about divorce, personal injury, workers rights, criminal law, or any other legal issue?
On Wednesdays – October 4th, and November 1st 2017
BIC will host an Attorney from Campoli & Monteleone to answer all your pressing legal questions.
An attorney will be available on a first come, first served basis for four appointments between 10-12 pm during our regular walk- in clinics, or by calling us at 445-4881 to make an appointment. We request a $15-$25 donation to the Center, but no one will be turned away for inability to pay.
 Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn more about YOUR rights!
Berkshire Immigrant Center, 67 East Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201

Support the Berkshire Immigrant Center

The Berkshire Immigrant Center stands with and supports our immigrant and refugee neighbors. BIC’s work and mission is more important than ever. Please consider donating $25, $50, or $100 or more to support BIC’s work with our local immigrants and refugees.

You can donate on-line at www.berkshireic.org A wonderful gift for someone you love.

Support Ascentria Care Alliance
Worcester, MA
Ascentria Care Alliance provides resettlement resources for refugees who have received extreme vetting by the U.S., are sponsored by the United Nations, and invited to live in our country. Please consider financially supporting Ascentria and calling to learn about volunteering. Ascentria in partnership with a national network of volunteer organizations, the U.S. Department of State, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is doing God’s work in caring for the most vulnerable in our world.
You can donate on-line at

http://www.ascentria.org/donate-today or call them at (774) 243-3900 to learn about volunteering.

Tutors needed for The Literacy Network of South Berkshire

No prior teaching experience is necessary.
All you need are curiosity, patience, and a willingness to help your neighbors!
Training and support for tutors is provided. 
Please contact Executive Director Jennifer Hermanski at 413-243-0471 or jhermanski@litnetsb.org.
You can also visit us at www.litnetsb.org.


Bible StudyBible Study 
Tuesdays with the Word
7 to 8:30 pm.

Come pray and study with us.

Grace Church Office
67 State Rd., Great Barrington 


Christ Icon
At Crissey Farm
Eucharist & Healing Prayers
Sunday at 10:00 am

Children‘s Sunday School during the service and a special prayer for them at the end of the service.

At Grace Chapel on Thursdays
Thursday Eucharist and Healing Prayers   
At noon
Centering Prayer
67 State Rd. Grace Chapel (click here for map)

For Janet’s sermons click here.

On occasional weeks there will be a reflection by Janet. Click here.
Vestry Minutes are posted on our website


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